Leitrim County Councillor, Mary Bohan, is calling on Irish Water and the Minister for the Environment to come clean on the water issue of domestic water charges.
Speaking at the recent Council meeting, Cllr Bohan said: “One year on since the Local Authorities assets worth billions were handed over to Bord Gais, and millions of euro spent on consultants fees, the householders of this country still in the dark as regards how much they will have to pay for their domestic water next year, or how much water will be allocated to each household free of charge.
“I have had two notices of motion passed by Leitrim County Council calling on Bord Gais to send a representative to the Council to discuss the charging method and also to discuss the difficulties posed for the group water schemes. Unfortunately to date my request and that of Leitrim County Council has been ignored,” she observed.
“Recent reports say that the charges may be announced in June or maybe August. This is most unfair for families who have to budget carefully in order to keep their bills paid. One would have to wonder why the charges have not been announced and my belief is that Labour and Fine Gael would rather wait until after the Local and European elections to announce more bad news.”